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  • Brushing up

    Posted by KE8HNK on 2024-03-15 at 12:27

    With all the tornadoes and severe weather here in Ohio how many of you not only practice collectively as a group (A.R.E.S Auxcomm, RACES,CERT, Etc.) but also as a family or neighborhood and or personally to sharpen your skills. I run a storm spotter team and we even practice during the winter and do a after action report, I also run scenarios with our family and see how different situations pan out.

    KE8HNK replied 2 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Jim

    2024-03-15 at 19:10
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    So, I belong to a group called MCACS Montgomery County (MD) Auxiliary Communication Service along with another HC member/elmer @kn3u . I will tell you this, for us, the hardest thing about drills has always been finding people who want to run them. After a while it’s the same usual suspects. Also, to be transparent, even I am not as participative as I should be. We have hospital drills, one of which is a ten minute drive from me, and yet I don’t participate as often as I should.

    In short, I commend you for your diligence. We need more people like you.

  • KE8HNK

    2024-03-18 at 11:04
    10W posting rank

    With all of the stuff going on in the world we need to be not only practicing and planning for our groups and EMA’s, but our families as well. Like I had mentioned in a previous post some do not like to use radios but accept using the GMRS radio, every time we have a power outage (happens every so often) I use it to not only test equipment but to test plans, call trees and give others a chance to see how something works (or doesn’t). We never rise to the occasion but sink to the level of our training.

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